New York architect Charles A. Platt, son of Henry Platt and Mary Elizabeth Cheney Platt, attended the National Academy of Design as well as the Art Students League and finished off his training in Europe studying painting. After his return to New York in 1887, he embarked on a career in landscape design, possibly influenced by his brother's association with Frederick Law Olmsted. By 1893 he had switched his interests to architecture, chiefly that associated with Renaissance or Classical revival styles. As Henry Hope Reed suggested in his Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects entry, Platt "leaned" toward Italian in his earliest residences and gardens, but later adopted the Georgian style.
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